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Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
First-of-its-kind Geostationary Lightning Mapper completed for GOES-R satellite
The Geostationary Lightning Mapper instrument for NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) completed development and testing and is now ready for integration with the spacecraft. The GOES-R satellite will be the first flight of this sophisticated lightning mapping instrument in geostationary orbit and will enable early predictions of intensifying storms and severe weather events.
NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Rob Gutro
Robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
301-286-4044
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
University of Maryland School of Medicine begins Ebola vaccine trials in Mali
Professor Myron M. Levine, MD, Director of the Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that the Center for Vaccine Development, in conjunction with its sister institution, The Center for Vaccine Development of Mali and the Ministry of Health of Mali, have begun a clinical trial in health care workers and other front-line workers to evaluate a promising experimental Ebola vaccine.
Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Research Council, UK Department of International Development

Contact: David Kohn
dkohn@som.umaryland.edu
410-303-7987
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Tumor segmentation software receives 510k clearance from FDA
Columbia University's imaging software that facilitates 3-D lung tumor segmentation, licensed to Varian Medical Systems, has been incorporated into the Smart Segmentation module of Varian's Eclipse treatment planning system and has received Food and Drug Administration 510k clearance.

Contact: Lucky Tran
lt2549@cumc.columbia.edu
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Human papillomavirus vaccines offer public health opportunity for Texas
The state of Texas should create a policy that encourages adolescents to obtain the full series of shots for the human papillomavirus vaccine, according to a new paper from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. HPV is a sexually transmitted virus known to cause cancer.

Contact: Jeff Falk
jfalk@rice.edu
713-348-6775
Rice University

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
More efficient transformer materials
Almost every electronic device contains a transformer. An important material used in their construction is electrical steel. Researchers have found a way to improve the performance of electrical steel and manufacture it more efficiently, using an optimized laser process.

Contact: Dr. Andreas Wetzig
andreas.wetzig@iws.fraunhofer.de
49-351-833-913-229
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Minimally invasive surgery with hydraulic assistance
Endoscopic surgery requires great manual dexterity on the part of the operating surgeon. Future endoscopic instruments equipped with a hydraulic control system will provide added support during minimally invasive procedures. Their outstanding sensitivity simplifies the biopsy procedure.

Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Timo Cuntz
timo.cuntz@ipa.fraunhofer.de
49-621-172-07114
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Analyzing gold and steel -- rapidly and precisely
Optical emission spectrometers are widely used in the steel industry but the instruments currently employed are relatively large and bulky. A novel sensor makes it possible to significantly reduce their size and, moreover, enables a more precise analysis in half the time previously required.

Contact: Werner Brockherde
werner.brockherde@ims.fraunhofer.de
49-203-378-3230
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Miniature camera may lead to fewer accidents
Measuring only a few cubic millimeters, a new type of camera module might soon be integrated into future driver assistance systems to help car drivers facing critical situations. The little gadget can be built into the vehicle without taking up space. The way it works is particularly reliable, thanks to its special encapsulation.

Contact: Andreas Ostmann
andreas.ostmann@izm.fraunhofer.de
49-304-640-3187
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Engineering new vehicle powertrains
Car engines -- whether driven by gasoline, diesel, or electricity -- waste an abundance of energy. Researchers are working on ways to stem this wastefulness. Ultramodern test facilities are helping them to optimize the entire development process of the engine. In the laboratory, they have already raised the degree of efficiency by up to 10 percent.

Contact: Dr. Hans-Peter Kollmeier
hans-peter.kollmeier@ict.fraunhofer.de
49-721-915-03811
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Griffith and Menzies Foundation health collaboration
Griffith and the Menzies Foundation are set to collaborate together in a move which will position the University as a leader in world-class allied health research.
Menzies Foundation

Contact: Louise Durack
l.durack@griffith.edu.au
041-964-9516
Griffith University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
UCSF, UC Berkeley scientists join forces in new Glenn Center for Aging Research
Researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley have teamed up to create an innovative, integrated center for research on neurodegenerative diseases. Supported by a $3 million grant from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, the new center aims to pave the way to developing novel treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease by investigating the many ways that proteins can malfunction within cells.
Glenn Foundation for Medical Research

Contact: Pete Farley
peter.farley@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
TGen and NAU patent for new pandemic flu test is approved
The federal government has awarded a patent to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) for a test that can detect -- and assist in the treatment of -- the H1N1 pandemic flu strain. TGen and NAU initially developed this precise, genomics-based test during a significant global swine flu outbreak in 2009.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
International Atomic Energy Agency's Fusion Energy Conference
UW fusion reactor concept could be cheaper than coal
University of Washington engineers have designed a concept for a fusion reactor that, when scaled up to the size of a large electrical power plant, would rival costs for a new coal-fired plant with similar electrical output.

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
GW physician helps launch HerStory app for women experiencing breast cancer, mastectomy
Neal Sikka, M.D., director of the Section of Innovative Practice and associate professor of emergency medicine at the George Washington University, helped launch the app HerStory, which provides a platform for women affected by breast cancer and mastectomy to share their stories and give emotional support to other patients.

Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-994-3121
George Washington University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Young and old professionals join forces against youth unemployment
Young professionals who are starting their own business create new jobs not only for themselves, but potentially also for other people in the same age bracket. Striving to make a contribution to the reduction of youth unemployment in Europe, work scientists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and economy educationalists at University Duisburg-Essen support this strategy with the project 'Enterprise+.'
European Union/Erasmus+

Contact: Dr. Martin Kröll
martin.kroell@rub.de
49-234-322-3293
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
University of Michigan announces first implant in study of CoreValve Evolut R
University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center announced its first implant of the latest minimally-invasive advancement to treat patients with failing aortic heart valves.

Contact: Shantell M. Kirkendoll
smkirk@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
BIRDS is for sustainability: New NIST tool for evaluating building performance, trade-offs
Designing a building that simply meets local code requirements is not necessarily the optimal way to do it when you consider all the long-term costs. Now, building professionals in more than 200 US cities can use a new database developed by National Institute of Standards and Technology to evaluate whether it pays to exceed code requirements for energy efficiency by tallying expected costs, kilowatts expended, carbon emissions and other impacts over a planned commercial building's lifetime.

Contact: Mark Bello
mark.bello@nist.gov
301-975-3776
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
Mid-Atlantic states release course of action, convene experts on deep sea canyon science
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean has recently adopteda course of action to consider and develop recommendations to strengthen federal protection of submarine canyon habitats. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean recommendations to federal agencies will be based on synthesis of existing data.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Arlo Hemphill
ahemphill@midatlanticocean.org
202-746-3484
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
NREL software tool a boon for wind industry
Wind energy is blowing away skeptics -- it's so close to achieving cost parity with fossil fuels that just a little extra efficiency is all that is likely needed to push it into the mainstream and past the Energy Department's goal of 20 percent wind energy by 2030.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
Bio researchers receive patent to fight superbugs
Superbugs, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, have been on the rise since antibiotics were first introduced 80 years ago. That's because these germ-fighting agents have lost their punch from being overprescribed and misused, allowing bacteria pathogens to develop immunities against them.

Contact: Ken Ma
ma28@llnl.gov
925-423-7602
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
Dynamic encryption keeps secrets
Professor Lars Ramkilde Knudsen from DTU Compute, Technical University of Denmark, has invented a new way to encrypt telephone conversations that makes it very difficult to 'eavesdrop.' His invention can help to curb industrial espionage.

Contact: Lars Ramkilde Knudsen
lrkn@dtu.dk
Technical University of Denmark

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
'Unlikely couples' of materials enable vehicle weight to be reduced
CICmarGUNE, the Co-operative Research Centre into High-performance Manufacturing, is working to develop hybrid aluminium-steel and composite metal joints by means of different technologies that enable components with greater added value to be manufactured, thus contributing towards improving the competitive position of Basque companies. The Faculty of Engineering of Mondragon University, IK4-Lortek, IK4-Azterlan, IK4-Tekniker and Tecnalia are collaborating in this line of research within the framework of CIC marGUNE's 'InProRet' strategic research project.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
i.kortabitarte@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
Journal of Neuroscience Methods
I'll take that brain to go! Advancements in the transport of human brain samples and epilepsy research
Biomedical engineers, neurologists and neurosurgeons from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering and the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California develop a better way to transport human brain samples from hospital to lab and a multi-electrode array to record and temporarily halt epileptic seizures in human brain slices.
Rudi Schulte Research Institute

Contact: Megan Hazle
hazle@usc.edu
213-821-1887
University of Southern California

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
Talking to your car is often distracting
Two new AAA-University of Utah studies show that despite public belief to the contrary, hands-free, voice-controlled automobile infotainment systems can distract drivers, although it is possible to design them to be safer. The most distracting technologies included Apple's Siri and Chevrolet's MyLink system. Toyota's Entune was least distracting.
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Contact: Lee J. Siegel
lee.siegel@utah.edu
801-244-5399
University of Utah

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
NanoString collaborates with Brigham and Women's Hospital
NanoString Technologies, Inc., a provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, today announced that it has signed a multi-year, multi-investigator research collaboration with Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital to accelerate the translation of genomic biomarker discoveries into clinical cancer diagnostics.

Contact: Nicole Litchfield
nicole@bioscribe.com
415-793-6468
Brigham and Women's Hospital

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